Conveyancing Solicitors in Littleborough

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Conveyancing in Littleborough

The conveyancing process ensures the legal transfer of property from the seller to the buyer. If you need a solicitor for conveyancing in Littleborough, we can help you with fast & proactive conveyancing from a national panel of conveyancing specialists.

We have years of experience helping homemovers in Littleborough and throughout Rochdale handle their sale, purchase, buy-to-let, Help to Buy, Right to Buy, shared ownership, new build, leasehold, lease extensions, remortgage and transfer of equity.

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Littleborough Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying property in Littleborough

A town in Greater Manchester, Littleborough is known for its Hollingworth Lake, traditional stone-built buildings, and the nearby Rochdale Canal. Littleborough has a railway station, providing links to Rochdale and Manchester. Littleborough has a population of approximately 14,000.

Littleborough house prices

The average price paid for a property in Littleborough between March and April 2024 was £281,373 (updated July 2024).

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Council Tax in Littleborough (2023/24)

Littleborough is in Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

Band Amount
A £1,479.35
B £1,725.91
C £1,972.47
D £2,219.03
E £2,712.15
F £3,205.26
G £3,698.38
H £4,438.06

What will my Littleborough solicitor do?

A conveyancer or solicitor guides the buyer through the legal aspects of transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer. This means performing due diligence on the property purchase, like raising enquires of the seller, arranging searches from entities including Rochdale Council, reviewing contracts and registering the change of ownership.

In addition to standard searches, Littleborough conveyancing solicitors could also undertake searches for historic industrial activity and land contamination.

Purchasing a property with a mortgage?

If you are planning to buy with a mortgage, your solicitor will check the property to confirm that the property is worth the loan that the lender will provide.

If your conveyancing solicitor isn't accepted on your chosen lender's panel, it may take weeks longer to purchase your property.

More than 100 lenders have approved our chosen panel solicitors. We can help you complete your Littleborough transaction without delay.

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Conservation area

When buying a property in a conservation area, your solicitor will check for potential planning breaches, which could include lack of consent for roof lights, and conservation oversight. Conservation areas in Littleborough and the Rochdale local authority include:

  • Rakewood
  • Heywood Station
  • Toad Lane

Buying a listed building

There are over 500,000 listed buildings across the country, 358 of which are in Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council.

Littleborough listed buildings and properties include:

  • Former Farmhouse West Of Whittaker Farmhouse, Whittaker, Littleborough, Rochdale
  • Town House Mill, Town House Road, Littleborough, Rochdale
  • Rochdale Canal, Eales Road Canal Bridge, Littleborough, Rochdale
  • 2 And 3 Wrigley Place, Littleborough, Rochdale
  • Paul Row, 1-8 Temple Lane, Littleborough, Rochdale

Buying a listed building is not a decision to be taken lightly. Examples of the duties that listed building owners face include consent for additions like satellite dishes or external lighting, and a requirement to use original or historically appropriate materials. Our expert solicitor panel will advise you on what duties your ownership will impose.

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New Build

The conveyancing process for acquiring a new build in Littleborough can be complicated compared to other types of conveyancing.

A property lawyer in Littleborough will need to be qualified to handle things like checking new build mortgage procedures are followed, ensuring new estate roads are adopted and registering ownership with warranty providers such as NHBC Buildmark, Advantage HCI and BOPAS.

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Buying a leasehold property

Buying a leasehold property in the UK can be complicated. The numerous common problems lying in wait for the unsuspecting purchaser can include legally technical issues like unpaid service charges by the existing leaseholder and excessive freehold premiums.

A good property lawyer will look into all potential issues with the lease and report back to you.

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Selling a house or flat in Littleborough

When selling a Littleborough home, your lawyer will arrange all the necessary documentation, including the sale contract and the various property information forms, and help you complete these forms. The lawyer will resolve any potential issues, advise on enquiries sent by the buyer's conveyancer and handle the mortgage redemption. The solicitor will communicate effectively with the other parties, like agents, lenders and landlords, to help ensure the sale completes as soon as possible.

I am selling a leasehold property in Littleborough - what do I need to know?

Conveyancing for a leasehold flat is a great deal more specialised than it is for a freehold home.

The complex nature of leasehold property means that conveyancing solicitors in Littleborough will need to conduct additional work, such as collating the latest service charge and ground rent statement, through to a copy of the service charge budget for the current year.

In order to resolve any leasehold problems faster, It is recommended that you instruct a property lawyer as early in the process as possible, potentially before putting the property on the market.

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Remortgaging a property in Littleborough

Latest Bank of England base rate now at 5.25% (19 July, 2024)

You will need to verify the remortgage solicitor you have chosen is an approved member of your lender's legal panel before you instruct your solicitor.

We work with remortgage solicitors who are on all major lenders' panels, so whether you are switching to a standard variable rate mortgage from Yorkshire Building Society or moving to a guarantor mortgage with Aldermore Bank, our panel solicitors can guide you through the remortgage process.

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Transferring Equity in Littleborough

Whether you are estate planning, adding one or more people to the deeds or transferring the ownership of a property (in part or in full) to your children, you will need to work with a solicitor who specialises in transfers of equity.

Your lawyer will complete the process for a fixed fee.

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How much does conveyancing cost in Littleborough?

Conveyancing solicitors fees

The conveyancing quote will detail the fees for the legal work, including VAT, that you pay when the property transaction is complete. These fees are paid to your solicitor or conveyancer for the legal services they provide during your transaction.

Disbursements (third party costs)

Disbursements are additional costs on top of your solicitor or conveyancer's fees for third-party costs incurred on your behalf. Examples of disbursements include Stamp Duty and property searches.

Is it a fixed fee quote?

Some firms include additional fees in their terms and conditions, resulting in a higher final bill. If you are comparing conveyancing quotes, watch out for undisclosed fees missing from the original quote.

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The Completely Moved team have years of experience helping home buyers, sellers and owners, answering questions and providing property advice.

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